Camp John Mensinger


Camp John Mensinger (CJM) is located in the Stanislaus National Forest at an elevation of approximately 4,800 feet. Take Highway 108 through Sonora and Strawberry; turn left at the Beardsley Lake exit. After crossing Beardsley Dam, travel another 7 miles to camp. Follow our BSA signs.

The 168 acre camp was deeded to the Yosemite Area Council (now Greater Yosemite Council) in 1969 by the Pickering Lumber Corporation and included the facilities of its Soap Creek Logging Camp. In 1976, Camp Mensinger opened for Scout camping with new and modern facilities. The camp is rich in logging history. The Camp is in an ideal location for high adventure.

Camp John Mensinger is the perfect setting for your Boy Scouts to have a great Scouting experience. Camp Mensinger offers a diverse range of camp programs.